Lowertown Guitar Festival at Mears Park (St. Paul)
Sat 8/9/14, 2:00-10:00 pm
The MMC is proud to sponsor this free event presented by McNally Smith College of Music, including performances by five-time Grammy nominee and jazz/blues legend Robben Ford (Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, George Harrison), Fender clinician/bluesman Greg Koch, Jim Campilongo (Norah Jones, Bright Eyes, Cake), rockabilly/country player Rosie Flores and National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Phil Heywood (Leo Kottke, A Prairie Home Companion).
MNKINO44: Quest - Live Film Score Performance at Landmark Center (St. Paul)
Thurs 8/14/14, 7:00-9:00 pm
The MMC is proud to sponsor this event presented by the Composer Quest podcast and the MNKINO video group, who have teamed up composers and filmmakers from around the world to create short films on the theme "quest." Composers are writing original scores to be performed live by the Composer Quest Orchestra at the film screening on August 14th at the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. There is a $5 suggested donation, which will go to the musicians.
LRAC Arts Resources Fair at M-State Legacy Hall (Fergus Falls)
Sat 8/16/14, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
The MMC is proud to be a participant in the Arts Resource Fair, presented by Lakes Regional Arts Council (LRAC) and providing regional artists and state wide arts organizations the opportunity to meet and get to know each other. Artists in Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens,Traverse and Wilkin Counties can meet and talk with grant makers, exhibition/performance venues, and a variety of organizations that want to help you become a better artist, singer, dancer, writer or performer. There will be panel discussions, workshops and lots of networking. The event is free, but registration is required so there are enough materials and food for everyone. Register here.
Workshop Wednesdays: "House Concerts 101" at Landmark Center (St. Paul)
Wed 8/20/14, 6:30-7:30 pm
The August workshop will be a crash course in how to book and present house concerts, giving artists and fans the tools they need to have successful fan-building shows in people's homes. The program is open to everyone for a small donation at the door. To reserve a seat, please RSVP: 1-651-347-1MMC or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop Wednesdays at MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis)
Wed 9/17/14, 6:30-7:30 pm
The MMC's Workshop Wednesdays are held in the Twin Cities the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 pm on a variety of professional and creative topics, including publishing, promotions, songwriting, entertainment law, and wellness. The topic for the September workshop will be announced soon!
Caravan du Nord w/The Okee Dokee Brothers, Paul Spring & Dan Thornby at Holmes Theatre (Detroit Lakes)
Caravan du Nord w/Communist Daughter at Sheldon Theatre (Red Wing)
Caravan du Nord w/Romantica, Jillian Rae & Barb Piper at Shattuck-St. Mary's (Faribault)
The 2014 Caravan du Nord returns to Faribault this year for a day of artist workshops and an evening concert featuring nationally lauded Americana band Romantica, fiddler/songwriter Jillian Rae and local vocalist Barb Piper!
Caravan du Nord w/Sleep Study at College of St. Scholastica (Duluth)
The 2014 Caravan du Nord comes to Lake Superior for the first time, presenting a day of artist workshops and a grand finale show at the Michell Auditorium with indie rock band Sleep Study and other special guests!
Trampled By Turtles w/Doomtree, Low & Haley Bonar in Duluth
Saturday, June 28, 4:30 pm
Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN
Tickets: $25 advance / $30 gate
Kids 12 & under free!
2014 MN Music Summit
1/11 Benefit w/Astronautalis & Sims
Astronautalis & Sims Benefit Concert at The Garage (Burnsville)
Sat 1/11/13, 6:00 pm
The MMC is proud to be a sponsor of a special all-ages benefit for To the Bridge Foundation. Featuring performances by local hip hop favorites Astronautalis and Sims, the concert will take place on Saturday, January 11th at 6 pm at The Garage in Burnsville, MN. It will be the 3rd annual benefit concert held to honor Chaska native Tony Dolski who lost his life on August 9, 2011 and raise money to support To the Bridge Foundation's work to support those struggling with chemical dependency and help them create bridges to the next stages of their lives. More information and tickets available here.
Health Insurance for MN Musicians: How to Navigate MNsure
at Springboard for the Arts (308 Prince Street, St. Paul)
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Open Info Session: 6:30-7:30 pm
Personalized Assistance: 6:30-8:30 pm (by appointment only)
MMC teams up with Springboard for the Arts to help musicians looking at enrolling in insurance through MNsure. Drop in to the Springboard for the Arts offices any time from 6:30-7:30pm to get your MNsure questions answered and watch Springboard's new MNsure video series. A limited number of appointments are also available from 6:30-8:30pm for those who would like assistance creating a MNsure account and filling out an application for health insurance coverage.
The event is free and open to all ages. Please RSVP to Nikki Hunt at email@example.com and include whether you'd like an appointment for personalized application assistance between 6:30-8:30 pm.
MMC's Workshop Wednesdays are held in the Twin Cities the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 pm on a variety of professional and creative topics, including publishing, promotions, songwriting, entertainment law, and wellness.
Springboard for the Arts is certified as a MNsure Navigator for Minnesota’s creative workforce. Their role is to provide one-on-one, unbiased information and referrals to help you better understand the requirement for coverage and assist you in gaining that coverage through MNsure. For more information, please visit www.springboardforthearts.org/health.